Rice Office / SALT

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Architects: SALT
Location: , West Bengal,
Design Partner: Amit Sinha, Jassu Singh, Animesh Nayak
Design Team: Mishal Shah, Ankit Berry, Rahul Deb
Area: 10000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amol Chakraborty

Construction Begins on 3XN’s “Grove Towers” in Mumbai

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Construction has begun on 3XN’s first project in . Aesthetically inspired by local foliage, the 136-meter “Grove Towers” are designed to interweave at their base, much like the roots of the native mangrove trees. These lower, “interwoven” floors will house retail establishments, while the upper floors will be given over to residential units.

Maison Edouard François Designs Luxurious Skyscraper Trio in India

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Sector 66 of Gurgaon, India will be the site of Maison Edouard François’ newest project: a massive luxury complex crowned by three stainless steel-clad skyscrapers. Given over entirely to opulence, Guragon 66 will house a hotel, a multiplex cinema, and an apartment complex. Yet its most defining feature may be its shopping mall, which covers most of the ground floor. This glass-canopied commercial center will host internationally known brands, such as Fendi and Chanel, in independent marble buildings within the main structure.

The Library House / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka,
Principal Designers: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shamanth Patil J.

Wilson Garden House / Architecture Paradigm

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Architects: Architecture Paradigm
Location: Wilson Garden, Bangalore, Karnataka,
Design Team: Sandeep J, Vimal Jain, Manoj Ladhad, Savitha
Area: 7000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Anand Jaju

Myra – School Of Business / Architecture Paradigm

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Architects: Architecture Paradigm
Location: Mysore, Karnataka,
Design Team: Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain, Sandeep J, Prajwal M Krishna, Supriya A G
Area: 45000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anand Jaju

Mana Ranakpur / Architecture Discipline

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Architects: Architecture Discipline
Location: , Rajasthan 306702, India
Principal Architect: Akshat Bhatt
Design Team: Sneha Gurjar, Nidhi Khosla, Stuti Sahni, Debbayoti Dey
Area: 65000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Akshat Bhatt

Birdsong Cafe / Studio Eight Twentythree

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Architects: Studio Eight Twentythree
Location: Bandra West, , Maharashtra, India
Architects In Charge: Samir Raut, Amit Mayekar
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Eight Twentythree

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Terminal 2 / SOM

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Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Location: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), ,
Design Partner: Roger Duffy
Senior Design Architect: Scott Duncan
Design Architect : Peter Lefkovits
Technical Architect: Narin Gobindranauth
Senior Aviation Planner: Derek Moore
Year: 2014
Photographs: Robert Polidori, SOM

Loft 38 / Khosla Associates

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Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: , Karnataka, India
Principal Designers: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shamath Patil J.

Monsoon Retreat / Abraham John ARCHITECTS

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Architects: Abraham John ARCHITECTS
Location: Khandala, Maharashtra,
Design Team: Abraham John, Alan Abraham, Anca Florescu, Bhavika Chauhan, Niranjan Fulsunder, Amey Mhatre
Area: 777.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alan Abraham

Crematorium Charity Trust / Mancini Enterprises

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Architects: Mancini Enterprises
Location: , Tamil Nadu,
Design Team: Niels Schoenfelder, J.T. Arima, Bharath Ram K, Ganesh V, Priyanka Rao, Sridharan A, Rijesh K, Divya K.N.
Area: 4856.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Mancini Enterprises

Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters / Christopher Benninger

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Architects: Christopher Benninger
Location: , Maharashtra,
Year: 2009
Photographs: A. Ramprasad Naidu

Vana: A Nature-Inspired Structure that Grows Like a Tree

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From the architect. Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, completed a room-sized, nature-inspired canopy titled, ‘Vana,’ for the India Design Forum exhibited in The Brick House in New Delhi.

Read what the architects’ had to say after the break…

361° Conference 2014: Architecture and Identity

The 361° Conference, an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a relevant platform for dialogue on architecture in , will take place on February 19th to the 21st in . This year’s edition, based on the theme of “Architecture and Identity,” will include renowned speakers, including Steven Holl and Dr. B V Doshi. More details, after the break…

AD Classics: Mill Owners’ Association Building / Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier was commissioned by the president of the Mill Owners’ Association to design the organization’s headquarters in Ahmedabad, a city historically active in India’s textile trade. The building is a physical manifesto representing ’s proposal for a modern Indian architecture. Constructed in 1954, the Mill Owners’ Association Building is considered the first of four completed commissions in

Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

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Architects: WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Location: Arya Samaj Road, , Haryana, India
Design Team: Mr. Wong Chiu Man, James Tan, Juan Andres, Michelle Salvador
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Remembering Bawa

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In this article, originally published in Indian Architect & Builder, architect and writer David Robson pens an intimate and personal account of the life and work of  – an incredible architect with an un-paralleled legacy in and south-east India. 

Ten years have rolled by since Geoffrey Bawa’s death and fifteen since ill-health forced him to hang up his tee-square. It’s time to take stock: what was his legacy? How were his ideas disseminated? What influence has he had? What were his qualities? Who was Geoffrey Bawa?